Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks: 10 Tips for Creating a Better Sym

In this session of Tips and Tricks, we shared the top 10 tips for you to create superior simulations with SymTrain. Attendees were able get strategies to renovate their approach to building a simulation, releasing the full potential of our platform.

  • Real Voice Integration: The power of voice in simulations is undeniable. By incorporating coaching tips articulated in a genuine, human voice, we bridge the gap between digital learning and personal interaction. This strategy infuses a sense of reality and authenticity into simulations, making them more relatable and engaging for users. The key is not just using any voice, but one that conveys the right tone, emotion, and clarity, fostering a deeper connection with the learner.
  • Quality over Perfection: It’s a common misconception that simulations need to be flawless in their audio presentation. However, feedback often highlights that even authentic voices can be perceived as robotic. The essence lies in focusing on the quality of delivery rather than striving for an unattainable perfection. The emotional resonance and the ability to convey the intended message effectively are far more critical than a perfect, but perhaps impersonal, voiceover.
  • Learner Engagement Analysis: To truly understand the impact of your simulations, it’s essential to observe and analyze how learners interact with them. Which simulations are they returning to for additional practice beyond the required sessions? This pattern of engagement is a strong indicator of the simulation’s appeal and effectiveness. It reveals what elements are resonating with learners, providing you with valuable data to create more compelling content.
  • Iterative Design: Embrace a cycle of continuous improvement. Leverage both quantitative data and qualitative feedback to evolve your simulations. When learners choose to engage with a simulation more than required, it presents an opportunity to understand the ‘why’ behind their actions. Is it the complexity of the scenario, the relevance of the content, or the enjoyment of the experience? Unpacking these motivations can inform how to structure and design future simulations for maximum impact.
  • User Feedback: There is no substitute for direct input from the users themselves. Engage with your learners to understand their perspectives on the simulations. Inquire about the aspects they find most effective, enjoyable, and enlightening. This feedback is a goldmine for tailoring your simulations to user preferences and creating experiences that not only educate but also delight the users.

Participants engaged with insightful queries:

Branching Simulations:

The query about the timeline for branching simulations to be available for different types of simulations, beyond just audio, was raised. The team indicated that the expansion of branching simulations to include visual elements is on the product roadmap, acknowledging its importance for users who rely heavily on visual simulations.

Practical Workarounds:

Discussion touched on the immediate strategies for dealing with the current limitations in simulation features. Until the branching simulations become available for all types, the team recommended a workaround involving the creation of an audio simulation with the branching feature and then integrating it into a module or training plan alongside the navigational simulation. This two-step process allows learners to engage with conversational aspects first, followed by navigational elements, offering a temporary solution that still facilitates comprehensive learning experiences.

If you missed our lively and insightful session or you’d like to revisit the rich discussion, we invite you to watch the video. You’ll find valuable strategies for enhancing your simulation creation process, with a special focus on what makes simulations resonate with users. It’s a resource packed with actionable tips and thoughtful answers to common questions in the field.

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